Birmingham, 10 November 2021: Last month, the inaugural CHS Birmingham show took place in the UK’s first city for events’, bringing hundreds of event professionals from across the country to network and meet some of the biggest and most famous brands in the British meeting industry.
After an unforgettable welcome reception at The Eastside Rooms, where a replica of a life-size plane took delegates on a ‘flight’ over Birmingham, the event kicked off at The ICC Birmingham, supported by the West Midlands Growth Company. Brands represented at the show included Hyatt, Gleneagles, Handpicked Hotels, Pride of Britain, De Vere, IHG and Melia, while destinations such as VisitScotland, Meet in Wales, Meet Bristol and Bath and Visit Belfast all represented their hotels and venues. The event enjoyed a constant positive energy with early signs that events were being confirmed and business was being done across the show floor. Birmingham also provided a welcoming backdrop with over 100 host buyers enjoying hospitality throughout the city. Speaking about the event, Theresa King, Visit Scotland, commented: “We have loved being back at CHS and catching up with exhibitors, all our buyers and industry colleagues after almost two years where we have not been to a trade fair. It’s good to be back and tell everyone that Scotland is open and we can not wait to welcome everyone back!
To increase the enthusiasm for CHS Birmingham, Amanda Pelvay, Pan Pacific London, commented, “This is my first year at CHS and it’s just been phenomenal! The welcome reception the night before was such a wonderful networking opportunity and at the exhibition the quality of buyers also fantastic, I will definitely return to the next event in Leeds. ” While Max Simpkins of Shangri La Group added: “We absolutely love being at CHS events! every time we do, I meet some of the most amazing buyers, I always receive inquiries, and it’s just a great show to be with. ”
“It has been a really emotional return for all of us at CHS. We have finally managed to launch the show and the reception and the welcome from the city, our exhibitors and our visitors has been really touching,” commented Emma Cartmell, CHS Founder & DIRECTOR. has been a fantastic launch, the response has been phenomenal and a small taste of what will be fantastic 12 months for events. ”
“The early feedback from the exhibitors has been really encouraging, this is an area that is in the eyes of many event organizers and they came to do business. The training was a real bright spot and contributed to a really productive day for everyone,” continued Emma “We have put our booth out and we can not wait to come back next year.”
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